R&B superstar Khalid is shining a light on El Paso again.

From the minute he shot to fame in 2017 with "Location," Khalid has name-checked and repped the 9-1-5 on the national stage, and he is doing it again with his latest project, a new EP he titled "Scenic Drive".

Speaking to Apple Music's Zane Lowe about the extended play he plans to release in December, Khalid had this to say about El Paso:

This is my home. They accept me for who I am. They embrace me, they show me the most love. So, I got to go back and let people know how inspired I am of this city.

I'm a military kid. If you think about it, I don't really have a home anywhere, but home is where you make it. And El Paso has embraced me as if I was one of their own.

Pretty cool, huh? How can you not like a guy who has nothing but love for a city he didn't even move to until his senior year in high school 5 years ago?

There are lots of people who live here -- some even born and raised here -- that don't have two good words to say about El Paso. This guy reps us every chance he gets. That's freaking awesome.

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"Scenic Drive," which drops December 3, is a companion piece to his 2018 "Suncity" EP.

"Scenic Drive is actually one of the spots that I go to or I went to a lot in El Paso,” the Americas High graduate turned international superstar explained to Lowe in the interview.

It’s this drive up this mountainside and then you look to the left and you see Juarez and see El Paso. Lights. Lights. It's the perfect place to go at night. It's one of those places you go with your friends and you park on the side and you hop out the car and you just sit in awe of how beautiful the city is.

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